Employment

Whiplash for Federal Workers: Go Home! Wait! Come Back!

“I blame everybody,” said Billy Young, a federal correctional officer in Texas. Many workers still had fresh memories of the 16-day government shutdown in 2013, and recalled having to plead with creditors and decide which bills to pay. While this shutdown lasted just three days — and only one workday for many — some federal workers said it had further frayed their faith in Congress, and made them second-guess the careers they had chosen. “I’m a die-hard civil servant,” Mr.…

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Rail workers still in crisis over Carillion collapse, says union

Rail workers are still in a state of “chaos” over the collapse of construction giant Carillion, with most unhappy with the way the Government has handled the crisis, a study shows. Research by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union found that few of the affected rail employees had been contacted by the liquidator. A survey of hundreds of RMT members at the end of last week also revealed that most were not satisfied with information they had been given…

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Job vacancies and salaries on rise in Sheffield

Published: 08:24 Monday 22 January 2018 Job vacancies and salaries are both on the rise in Sheffield, according to figures. Employment search website CV-Library said their statistics indicate the job market is flourishing in the city. The company said based on their figures for the last quarter in 2017, the number of advertised vacancies rose by 18.9 per cent compared to the same period the year before. Advertised pay also increased by 12 per cent. However, candidate appetite is not…

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Maharashtra plans housing scheme for construction workers

Written by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | Updated: January 22, 2018 5:26 am The official added that the Centre would contribute Rs 1.5 lakh, the Maharashtra Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Rs 2 lakh and the Maharashtra government Rs 1 lakh, to the scheme. (Express Photo) The Maharashtra labour department is coming out with a housing scheme for construction workers with a target of 1 lakh houses in the next one year. Sources from the labour department said…

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Maha Minister apologises to BJP workers

— By FPJ Bureau | Jan 21, 2018 12:04 am Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Chandrakant Patil has issued a written apology to BJP workers for his comment that it has become difficult to find people with “high character” for important posts. Patil said the comment was not directed at party workers and indicated it was general in nature. Speaking at a conclave of teachers in Beed on December 25, the minister had said it has become difficult to find people of “high character” for…

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AirtelTigo CEO Pledges Fairness And Transparency With Regards To The Interest Of Workers

The Chief Executive Officer of the telecom company, AirtelTigo, RoshiMotman, says the mobile operator is committed to providing an inclusive working environment in which everyone is treated fairly. “We have great talents in both Airtel and Tigo, and their passion, commitment, and expertise have made the company what it is today. Our employees are central to our vision, values and they are our greatest assets,” Ms Motman made this known when the executives of the Network of Communications Reporters (NCR)…

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Five Oil Workers Kidnapped In Niger Delta ⋆ The Herald Nigeria Newspaper

Five employees of the oil company Sahara Energy Oil, a Nigerian energy firm, have been abducted in southern Niger Delta on Wednesday. Andrew Aniamaka the Delta State police spokeperson said they were picked up near the Ajoki community. “The police in partnership with the military are working to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt with the perpetrators arrested and brought to book. Local resident Ajugu Fidelis who witnessed the whole thing stated: “The oil workers were in a boat…

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Five Oil Workers Kidnapped In Niger Delta ⋆ The Herald Nigeria Newspaper

Five employees of the oil company Sahara Energy Oil, a Nigerian energy firm, have been abducted in southern Niger Delta on Wednesday. Andrew Aniamaka the Delta State police spokeperson said they were picked up near the Ajoki community. “The police in partnership with the military are working to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt with the perpetrators arrested and brought to book. Local resident Ajugu Fidelis who witnessed the whole thing stated: “The oil workers were in a boat…

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Jobless rate down as Delaware figures continue to show weakness

Concession stand Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December 2017 was 4.6 percent, down slightly from 4.7 percent in November, the Delaware Department of Labor reported. The lower jobless rate came as total employment declined The figures run counter to the slow growth occurring elsewhere in the region as well as the nation. There were 21,800 unemployed Delawareans in December 2017 compared to 20,400 in December 2016. The US unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in December 2017, unchanged from November.…

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Jobless claims in U.S. plunge to lowest weekly tally since 1973

The drop in claims shows that companies are increasingly holding on to their employees amid a shortage of skilled labor. Businesses are struggling to find workers to fill positions, particularly in manufacturing and construction, as cited in some anecdotes for the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released Wednesday, Jan. 17. The figures suggest the unemployment rate of 4.1%, already the lowest since 2000, could be poised to decline further. The latest week for claims includes the 12th of the month, which…

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Top Tory who called for jobless to have vasectomies also wanted to relocate people on benefits

The top Tory who called for the jobless to have vasectomies also said it would be “incredibly sensible” to relocate people on benefits hundreds of miles from home. Ben Bradley MP, promoted to vice chair of the Conservative Party a week ago by Theresa May, praised a bid by a London council to move families claiming housing benefit to Stoke-on-Trent. His controversial comments, made in a blog post in 2012, sparked outrage. Bradley said: “I can’t for the life of…

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Ghana needs moratorium on food imports from South Africa – Agric workers union

Business News of Tuesday, 16 January 2018 Source: newsghana.com 2018-01-16 File photo There is the need for the government of Ghana to impose a moratorium on the importation of particular food items from South Africa in the wake of the outbreak of Listeriosis in that country, General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) urged here on Friday. Speaking to Xinhua via telephone, Edward Kareweh, General Secretary said the temporary ban on the specific food items from…

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Russia’s hidden world of North Korean labor – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

By Emma Burrows and Matthew Chance CNN ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (CNN) — In pre-fabricated buildings, down a muddy track on the outskirts of St. Petersburg lies a world of hidden North Korean labor in Russia. On a construction site near their shabby living quarters, a group of laborers building apartment blocks told CNN they are from North Korea. Working in conditions the US State Department calls “slave-like” labor, they are among an estimated 50,000 workers in Russia from the isolated…

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1.3m employees missing out on advice tax saving scheme

Employees can sacrifice up to £500 taxable salary per annum in return for a tax-free payment from their employer, reimbursing them for any fees paid for pension advice. Salary sacrifice schemes – such as childcare vouchers or cycle to work schemes – allow employees to swap taxable salary for a non-taxable benefit in kind. In the case of pension advice, this can save people up to £310 per year in tax and national insurance. However, according to VouchedFor the new…

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Burlington Biscuitville employees robbed at gunpoint – News – The Times-News

Times-News Burlington police are looking for the man who robbed two employees of the Biscuitville at 2054 N. Church St., Burlington, as they left work Sunday, Jan. 14. Police got the call at 3:53 p.m. Sunday that a man carrying a pistol robbed restaurant workers as they walked to their cars. He fired a shot into the air during the robbery, they told police. No one was hurt. The robbery ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to…

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Workers receive bonuses from cut, Pelosi disparages cash as ‘crumbs’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has belittled the burgeoning number of tax cut bonuses handed out by employers to millions of employees as “crumbs,” but to workers receiving them, it’s welcome cash in their pockets. Old Dominion Freight Line decided to give $500 bonuses to all 22,000 non-executive employees nationwide due to the Trump tax cuts that lowered the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. CEO David Congdon told employees the one-time bonus was intended to thank…

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